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GALLANT FIGHTING HEART OF
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CAME THROUGH-- YOUUG EA&LE
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BREW. HAVE YOU HEARD
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OF THE PLAN UP.TD SCHEDULE .
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REWEGADE ALL OVER
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fi&OMENTS UCTER— / IT'S A GAMBLE , r KNOW. BUT
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TO THE COLONEL A MESSAGE
TIED TO CLAWFOOT'S LEG -
tAiW HOUR LATER, IN THE HILL&
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INTO THE CAWYON . 1 IN THERE, THE ODD
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KIDS LET GO. 1 TRAP THEM. THEY
BUCK FEVER. / HAVE AMPLE WARN-
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(|)S?HE SUN ISAPLANtT,
©CuSH IS THE NAME OF
THE HORSE PELONSIW6
TO THE FAMOUS COWBOY,
LASH LA RUE-
HE GOT ^s NATURALLY . ^E
REAL ANGRY ) YUH CAN'T
ABOUT IT /DOUSE YOUP
AND FIRED ) S099 WITH A
ME '. r^S&UCHMT Of
^"1 ( — yS WATER AND NOT
\ ( EXPECT HIM TO GfV*
\l V"»" UH TH >e BOUNC1 .' .
A £IG SHA^''
THREE horses wound their" way through
the wild badlands stretching on all sides.
On the lead horse sal Clem Gordy. a western
guide. The young man and woman behind him
were Easterners. Hal Hamilton and his pretty
"Oh!" gasped the girl suddenly, "this heat
is unbearable. Can't we stop and rest a while?"
Hal turned with a frown. "1 told you you
shouldn't have come along. Lora. This is a
man's game, searching for a strike."
"I know," Lora responded miserably, "a
woman is only a drawback and a nuisance on
a trip like this. Why didn't I stay home where
I belong? But, I couldn't resist joining this
treasure hunt." An eager look came into her
eyes. "When that old map turned up in our
family papers, I thought of the thrill of finding
a lost bonanza. What do you think it is, Hal?
An old gold mine? Or a cache of diamonds?"
"Who knows?" shrugged Hal, holding up
the yellowed paper. "The old prospector who
made it out didn't say. He just marked the
route to the spot and labeled it a 'bonanza.'
We won't know what the strike is till we get
"And if I hadn't come along, holding you
back," said the girl almost tearfully, "you and
Clem Gordy would have reached it before now.
I'm sorry I insisted on coming along. Hal."
"Welt, too late to do anything about it
now," Hal said. He called to the guide. "Clem,
are we getting anywhere near the bonanza?"
Clem Gordy nodded. "We'll reach it today,
Hal let out a whoop of joy. "At last! Lost
treasure! An unknown bonanza! Lora and I
will be rich for life. As for you, Clem, you'll
get the ten percent we agreed upon."
Clem Gordy's eyes were suddenly beady. "I
want more," he drawled. "And remember, you
won't find it without me."
Hal and Lora were shocked. "Why, that's
blackmail!" Hal cried. "But you've got us
where you want us. How about twenty-five per-
Clem grinned crookedly. "Mighty gei
of you but I want mote yet."
"I had a hunch you couldn't be trusted,"
Hal said angrily. "All right, we'll split fifty-
fifty. I supp'ose that's what you're holding us
up for. You get fifty percent. Lead on."
But Clem made no move. "I don't want fifty
percent. I want one hundred percent!"
Hal gasped. "You want all of it? Why, you
crook, you can't get away with this — !!"
"Can't I?" snapped Clem, pulling his gun
and aiming it at them. "Who's to stop me?
You've got no guns', I'm going to cash in on
the whole bonanza, savvy?"
Hal and Lora clutched each other in. white-
faced horror, expecting death on the spot. Th«
guide that they had so hastily hired had turned
out to be a greedy and ruthless badman!
Clem laughed roughly. "No, I- won't kill you
now. I can use your help. You're going to
help me dig for gold or whatever we find. Then
I'll feed you to the buzzards. When I -return,
with the bonanza, it'll be easy to explain how
a couple of tenderfeet fell off a cliff by acci-
dent, leaving me in the clear."
Hal groaned at the cunning plot. But sud-
denly he saw his chance as Clem's horse shied
a bit. Hal leaped off his own horse at Clem
and hurled him to the ground. The gun fell
out of Clem's hands and clattered a dozen feet
away. The two men fought now on the ground,
"Lora!" Hal panted. "Get the gun. Hurry!"
Lora struggled off her horse and ran for the
gun. But in her haste she stumbled over a stone
and pitched against Hal himself, knocking
him aside. By the time Hal recovered, Clem
had snatched up the gun and once more had
the upper hand.
"Oh," moaned Lora wretchedly. "I failed
you, Hal. I'm still just a big nuisance, that's
"No more tricks," snarled Clem. "I'll keep
you covered good. Get going."
A nightmare followed for Hal and^Lora.
Later that day they reached the spot marked
On the map. It was a desolate little valley
with cliffs of white stone all around. Hardly
anything grew. A tiny stream of water trickled
"Pan that stream for gold,"-ordered Clem.
His ready gun forced Hal and Lora to obey,
working hard under the hot sun. But no grains
or nuggets of yellow metal rewarded them.
"Where's the bonanza?" muttered Clem im-
patiently. "Dig down and let's see if there are
any diamonds or rubies around. Nice to have
you folks do the hard work for me."
But this labor, on the part of Hal and Lora,
yielded nothing more than whitish soil with
an acrid smell. Cursing, Clem made them use
a pickaxe on the cliffs nearby, but it was only
crumbly white stone, barren of wealth.
Lora suddenly fainted, haggard and worn.
Hal carried her to the stream and hastily
■cooped water and dashed it into her face,
"I'm still a -nuisance!" the girl said wanly.
"Now you have to do the work alone."
Clem was relentless. He made Hal search for
a tunnel or a cave that might be a hidden mine,
but nothing turned up. Clem screamed in rage
finally. "It's all a lie!" he screeched. "The old
prospector who made out that map was plumb
locol That's no bonanza here at all. This was
all a wild goose chase!"
Strangely, Hal began laughing now. "The
joke's on you, Clem! You thought you were
robbing us of a big strike, but it turns out to
bt utterly worthless. We've got the laugh on
But Instead of laughing, there was a wild
look in Lora's face. "Hal, there is treasure
here!" She whispered. "A big strike! Not gold
or diamonds but . . ."
"Hush, dear," Hal soothed pityingly. "Don't
let it get you. Don't go out of your head, poor
kid. Just be calm — before the end. Clem is so
angry at getting nothing out of this at all, he
will kill us in revenge, I'm afraid. He's aiming
the gun at us now!"
For a moment, his face twisting savagely,
the crooked guide seemed about to shoot them
down in cold blood. But suddenly lie halted.
"Wait! Why should I be a fool? I can still
get something out of this. If I guide you back,
you still owe me a big guide's fee."
Hal was thunderstruck. "But when we report
your crime — ?"
"What crime?" interrupted the badman,
grinning. "What did I steal from you? There
was no bonanza! I didn't kill you. I only
guided you here and back and you'll have to
pay up. Let's go."
Hal fumed in anger all the way back, yet
could see no way of getting Clem arrested. As
long as there was no bonanza, he had com-
mitted no real crime in attempting to hog it
all for himself. By bringing them back alive,
he was safe from the law on all counts. And
Hal would have to pay his fee. Far from gain-
ing a fortune on this false treasure hunt, he
and Lora were ending up penniless. What a
But worse yet, Hal was worried over Lora.
She had a wild look in her face all the way
back, and refused to talk. Was she unhinged
by tHe whole experience? Had her mind
Hal was sure of it when they reached town
and Lora hailed the sheriff, pointing at Clem.
"Sheriff!" she said, "arrest that man for at-
tempted robbery of our bonanza!"
Clem laughed. "What bonanza?" he sneered.
"We didn't come back with any gold or silver
or jewels or anything . . ."
££■£ UT we come back with this!" Lora
" snapped, taking a handful of white
grains from her pocket. "You two men were
thinking only in terms of gold or silver and
such obvious treasure. But the real treasure
is this white stuff, millions of tons of it, ready
for the market. It only sells for a few cents
a pound, but it's worth more than a gold mine
because it's one of the most useful things in
Clem stared in dawning comprehension.
"Treasure!" he groaned, "and I missed it!"
Cursing, he was led to jail, for now the crime
could be charged against him.
Hal folded Lora in his arms. "So you were
just a nuisance, eh? If you hadn't been along,
I'd have missed the bonanza too. Only a woman
would have noticed that the big treasure was —
WERE YOU PAYING ATTENTION
TO M6 OR WERE YOU
LOOKING OUT OF THE
ONE SPWUG.WHEN THE FAMED INDIAN
SCOUT WA5 AN UHTRiEPVOUTH-
YOUDIDTHE WORK. \l WILL TRY
OF THREE MEW ON \TO LIVE UP
THt5 WILD HORSE HUNT; \TO VObR.
YOUNG EAGLE. YOU (PROPHECY,
Will make ft splendid i —■•■
WARRIOR SOMEOAV. .
THESE HORSES \ EXCEPT FORTHAT
ME CAPTURED ^SHIFTLESS
ARE A FINE LOT. 16RLMBLER,
GOOD WOUNTS J COYOTE TAtL
FOR EACH OF
HE DID ALMOST NOTHING ON THE
HUNT, VET HE FEEL5 CHEATED BE-
CAUSE HE WAS GIVEN THAT
SCRAWNY WHITE COLT AS PART
OF HIS SHARE .
COYOTE TAIL ANJST FEEL
CHEWED FOP. TRADING
AWAV THftT FINE ANIMAL.
I DO NOT THINKTHAT
HE HA5 FORGOTTEN.
SEE HOW HE WATCUE5
YOUNG EAGLE. THE
EVIL 5HINE& PROAA
HI6 EYE5 .
COYOTE TAIL, YOUR ANGER 5P0ILED
YOUR JUDGEMENT ON THE RACE
VOU OWE WE 5iT, BLANKETS
AND TWO HORSES..
C&tfMWHILE, AT THE FINISH UWE
YOU RODE A 5PLENDIdV H6 > NKVou '
RACE,YOUWGEA&LE. J GRAY
YOU ARE A CREDIT A BEAR.
TO YOUR TRIBE .
HOW I WANT YOU \ THRPS A 5H0JWD
TO MEET AN OLD I COLT VOU
FRIEND OF OUR /THERE, YOUNG
TRIBE, BRAND / EAGLE , ONE OF
COLUN&: ^f^THE FINEST PIECES.
OF HOR&E FLESH
rVE SEEN ON THESE
I'VE GOT A HORSE BREEOING RANCH
ABOUT TWENTV MILES NORTH OF
HERE . I COULD USE A HORSE
LIKE THAT TO BUILD UP WV
ID AH INCXaW HIS HORSE )l UUOER-
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HIM ! _— -^ ft. THOUSAND DOL-
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